Alex Karpovsky

Alex Karpovsky

Highest Rated: 93% Harmony and Me (2009)

Lowest Rated: 11% Sidney Hall (2017)

Birthday: Sep 23, 1979

Birthplace: Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA

Although Alex Karpovsky was a multi-hyphenate, writing, directing and producing in addition to acting, his big breakthrough came with an acting role in the series "Girls" (HBO 2012- ). Karpovsky was raised in the Boston suburb of Newton, MA in the 1980s, growing up in an academic environment that led him to study at the University of Oxford when he was older, majoring in visual ethnography with the intention of becoming a professor. That dream faded, though, as he began to gravitate towards film, while also dabbling in stand-up comedy. His writing and directing debut, "The Hole Story" (2005), was an award-winning indie sensation that he also starred in as an exaggerated version of himself. He followed it up with the docufiction comedy "Woodpecker" (2008), though it didn't garner as much acclaim as his debut. Over the next few years, Karpovsky appeared in a variety of indie movies, including his friend Lena Dunham's acclaimed "Tiny Furniture" (2010). During that same time, he also put directed a documentary called "Trust Us, This Is All Made Up" about a pair of Second City improv legends, T.J. Jagodowski and David Pasquesi. His work with Dunham led him to the more mainstream TV world as he co-starred in her series "Girls" (HBO 2012 - ) as Ray Polshansky, a character that sometimes drew inspiration from Karpovksy's own life. During the first season of "Girls," Karpovsky also wrote, directed, and starred in two films, "Rubberneck" (2012) and "Red Flag" (2012), which ended up being released on the same day. Karpovsky next flirted with mainstream notice with a small but memorable role in a dinner party scene in the Coen brothers' Greenwich Village period piece "Inside Llewyn Davis" (2013).

Highest rated movies

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
Lovers of Hate
Harmony and Me
Inside Llewyn Davis
Supporting Characters
Sleepwalk With Me
Tiny Furniture
Folk Hero & Funny Guy

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
70% 33% Cryptozoo David (Voice) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ride Chris (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Kid Michael (Character) - 2019
65% No Score Yet The Sound of Silence Landon (Character) $17.0K 2019
34% 64% Being Frank Ross (Character) $65.4K 2018
58% 39% The Front Runner Mike Stratton (Character) $2.0M 2018
No Score Yet 60% Rosy Marty (Character) - 2018
11% 78% Sidney Hall Bauer (Character) - 2017
67% 92% Fits and Starts Charles (Character) - 2017
74% 41% Folk Hero & Funny Guy Paul (Character) - 2016
85% 55% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Drake (Voice) $57.3K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloomin Mud Shuffle Chuck (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil Town Terrence Bard (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 60% Tired Moonlight Mike (Character) - 2015
67% 58% The Foxy Merkins Mumbling Erotic Accessory Salesman (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 43% Good Night Jake (Character) - 2013
92% 74% Inside Llewyn Davis Marty Green (Character) $13.2M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Could Be Your Parents Bob (Character) - 2013
74% 43% Red Flag Alex (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2012
62% 53% Rubberneck Paul (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 2012
86% 63% Supporting Characters Nick (Character) - 2012
84% 71% Sleepwalk With Me Ian Gilmore (Character) $2.2M 2012
50% 62% Almost in Love Sasha (Character) - 2011
93% 59% Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same Rookie Agent (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 40% Wuss Wally Combs (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marvin, Seth and Stanley Seth Greenstein (Character) - 2011
93% 58% Lovers of Hate Paul (Character) - 2010
80% 54% Tiny Furniture Jed (Character) $389.8K 2010
No Score Yet 53% Bass Ackwards Vlad (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incredibly Small Tom (Character) - 2010
93% 69% Harmony and Me Mean Man Mike (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 86% Trust Us, This Is All Made Up Director,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 2009
74% 43% Beeswax Merrill (Character) $46.5K 2009
No Score Yet 50% Woodpecker Director - 2008
No Score Yet 60% The Hole Story Director - 2005

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kill the Orange-Faced Bear Ronnie (Character),
Executive Producer
2022
78% 65% Homecoming Craig (Character) 2018 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Doug With High Guest 2017
No Score Yet 75% Girls Ray (Character),
Ray Ploshansky (Guest Star)
2012-2017
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Story With the Paley Center Guest 2015
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Officer Stephen Lomatin (Guest Star) 2012 2015
98% 80% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Himself (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Open Mind Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh Jerome, No Director,
Writer